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Medicare Performace Measures


Below the national average


Same as the national average


Below the national average

Patient Experience

Above the national average


Below the national average


Same as the national average

Efficient Use of Medial Imaging

Same as the national average


DERBY, CT 06418

A 160-bed award-winning patient-centered acute care hospital serving the Lower Naugatuck Valley Region of CT.

Griffin Hospital is one of the acute care hospitals/facilities located in New Haven County, CT.

Griffin Hospital does have an emergency room. They use electronic medical records.

Griffin Hospital is a voluntary non-profit - other hospital.

Hospital Hours

Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours

Location and Directions


I have to say I used to love this place. My wife gave birth to my son at Griffin and the whole experience was awesome! Therefore, when I fractured my right hip on February 21 in an atv accident I had no issues with going to Griffin ER. After x-rays and cat scans I was admitted and received surgery on February 22 at Griffin Hospital. Post surgery I was informed that I could not wear my insulin pump to manage my diabetes. Apparently this is hospital policy. I have had diabetes since I was 5 and have been on an insulin pump for 6 years! Instead, I was put on a "sliding scale" according to their endocrinologist recommendations. Needless to say, my blood sugars ran high , which does not promote optimal healing and leads to dehydration. In addition, they gave me IV fluids with sugar to hydrate me. Sugar increases blood sugar and leads to dehydration! I had to tell them to take me off the IV in order to lower my blood sugars. I asked on several occasions if the nurse could call the endocrinologist in order to approve me taking more insulin in order to lower my blood sugar. This request was followed through by one nurse and ignored by the rest. Most simply waited until the next meal in order to give me more insulin. The final straw came when I was released from the hospital and received at home physical therapy for the first two weeks of my recovery. Turns out I was not supposed to receive any physical therapy for the first 6 weeks! Therefore, someone at Griffin approved me getting physical therapy, which went against my doctor's instructions. Needless to say, next time I will go to Yale. (2 months ago)

My father was killed by a nurse in front of my eyes. She had given Dad a shot of morphine 15 minutes earlier, then woke him up to do a throat suction. Dad did not have a chance to come out of the sedation as she stuck the metal wand down his throat. With a startled look on his face she continued to jam wand down his throat. When she finished Dad was gasping for breath. She ignored this and left Dad tried to catch his breath, but he had no control over his tongue, because of the morphine influence. He choked on his tongue and collapsed dead in my arms. No one would listen to me, and no lawyers would represent me because they said Dad was too old and they wouldn't be able to convince a jury he would have lived much longer!! Can you even image that. Dad was 90 at the time. He was a WW11 vet of 5 years in Europe under General George Patton, with the 2nd Armored Div. know as "He'll On Wheels". Yay, I got a problem with Griffin. Sincerely, Tom Todisco (a month ago)

I was in a andmotor vehicle accident 3-19 I went to the er and that's when it began. No nurse came in only a pa 45 minutes later. Told him what hurt.Did a ct scan of neck and head and said it was ok. I got a copy of the results not ok. Told him another location of pain and called for x-Ray of another location. Did not get discharge papers or follow up. Avoid this place if at all possible. (2 months ago)

Very poor knowledge of knowing what blood work they can do and what they can’t. Supervisor is there for nothing basically. I had to come back multiple times so they figure out they can’t take my blood work because they don’t know how to do that. Very dissatisfied with there service. Will never go back to this “hospital” again. (a week ago)

This is quite an unfriendly service point particularly, for non-US citizens who requires medicare while in the CT area, and have to pay out of pocket. Use alternatives like Yale primary care center, etc. (2 months ago)

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